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Winners of the Ninjamatics 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards

2010 Canadian Weblog AwardsThe winners are here!

After more than a year of preparations, nominations, coding, writing, primping, preening, and two jury rounds, we have finally arrived at the final announcement of the inaugural 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards.

Congratulations to all the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. We are proud to show off your mad blogging achievements. Thank you for doing Canada proud.

Huge thanks also goes out to all the jurors who volunteered their time and effort to make this juried award a reality. We are honoured to have such dedicated individuals to realize this vision.

If you are one of the high-quality winners, take your award button(s) and display them on your website as proof positive of your high quality. We're not fooling around when we tell you that you do good work.

Congratulations again, and a happy New Year!


Art & Photography / Art et photographie


Arts & Culture / Arts et culture

First: The Ampersand
Second: Patti Friday
Third: tonyfoto/drool


Best Designed / Meilleur design


Best New Weblog (for weblogs created after July 31, 2009) / Meilleur nouveau blogue (blogues créés après le 31 juillet 2009)


Best Written / Meilleurs textes


Business & Career / Affaires et carrières

First: Squawkfox
Second: Tanveer Naseer
Third: IttyBiz


Comics / Bande dessinée

First: Weregeek
Second: Everyday People
Third: Hark! A Vagrant


Crafting / Artisanat


Ecology & Social Justice / Écologie et justice sociale


Ex-Pat / Expatriés

First: Muddy Boots
Second: MadameHeringer.com
Third: Sudobeer


Family & Parenting / Famille et enfants


Fashion & Style / Mode et style


Feminist / Féminisme

First: PhD in Parenting
Second: Gender Focus
Third: Cleavage


Food & Drink / Cuisine et breuvages


French Language / En français

First: Banlieusardises
Second: 2Capricieux
Third: Prétextes.ca


Gardening / Jardinage


Group Weblog / Blogue collectif


Health & Wellness (includes physical and mental health and disabilities) / Santé et bien-être (incluant santé physique, mentale et handicaps)


Humour / Humour



First: Dead Robot
Second: Gender Focus
Third: Sticky Crows


Life / Mode de vie


Lifetime Achievement (for weblogs created before January 1, 2005) / Prix d'excellence pour l'ensemble de son œuvre (blogues créés avant le 1er janvier 2005)


Media & Journalism / Médias et journalisme


Microblog (Twitter, Tumblr, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Posterous, etc.) / Microblogue (Twitter, Tumblr, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Posterous, etc.)

First: @sween (Twitter)
Second: Cook Clean (Tumblr)
Third: @mathewi (Twitter)


Military / Armée


Music / Musique


People's Choice (open to public vote from December 1-31, 2010) / Prix du public (ouvert au public du 1er au 31 décembre 2010)


Placeblog (contains local political/social/arts/community articles about a place) / Placeblogue (contenant des articles sur la politique/vie sociale/arts/communauté dans une localité)

First: Hello Ottawa
Second: Apartment613
Third: Kitsilano.ca


Podcast & Vlog / Podcast et vlog


Political / Politique


Pop Culture & Entertainment / Pop culture et spectacles


Religion, Spirituality, & Philosophy / Religion, spiritualité et philosophie


Science, Technology, & the Internet / Science, technologie et Internet


Sports, Fitness, & Recreation / Sports, condition physique et loisirs


Travel / Voyage


Writing & Literature / Écriture et littérature

First: THE Blog
Second: PhotoDiction
Third: Fortrel.net
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Reader Comments (31)

Great list! Don't forget www.littleanimation.com. She's a new entry to the Canadian world of animated blogging and really wonderful.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermomomatic

momomatic, make sure to nominate her when nominations open again in a day or two!

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterschmutzie

I will, and I goofed! Her blog is www.theanimatedwoman.com. The first website is her company!

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermomomatic

Congrats to all the nominees. And thanks for all your hard work.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

WOO! Congrats to the winners!

Awesome job, Schmutzie!!

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Wilson

Yay everybody!

Now: a rousing chorus of "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow" for Schmutzie. Which I realize isn't as gender-neutral as one would hope for, but at least we'll all know the words.

Seriously, good job Schmutzie and all of you dazzling Canadian bloggers.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRené

Wow!!!!! Thank You so much!!!! What a way to start a new decade!!!! You make me want to be so much better at blogging!!!! I will do my best! Much Love and Such Happiness! PFXO

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatti Friday

Jolly Good X1000 !!!!!! Schmutzie - You dazzle me!!!!!

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatti Friday

Yay! What a great thing to start the new year out reading!

Happy New Year, S! Now go nap or something! :)

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdaysgoby

Congratulations to all the winners and a HUGE thank you to Schmutzie and the jurors. I'll echo Patti Friday's enthusiasm :-) & join Rene in the chorus but modify it to "For She's a Jolly Good Ninja".

My quiet New Year's Eve at home has suddenly turned very exciting. Greens & Berries placed 3rd -- I'm honoured -- and one of the blogs I nominated placed 1st! Yay.

Happy New Year, everyone.

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

Wow! What an unbelieveable honour. We are humbled and grateful to find our blog (THE Blog) amongst the list of winners. Thank you. And keep up the great work with these awards. We will wear our winner's badge with pride!!

Thanks Again! Jan. 1st and all is right with the blogging world!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatti Friday

you like me you really really like me!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentered

I love a list of Canadian content :)

Congrats to the winners!

Congrats to all of the winners and nominees - and a huge thanks to Schmutzie for pulling this all together!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Wow! Thanks so much. I think everyone in the Media & Journalism category was a first-placer!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela West

Thank you very much for the honour. I'm shocked and pleased as punch. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Thank you to everyone for organizing the awards. It's a brilliant way to shine a light on great Canadian blogs.

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Wow...what a way to start the new year. Thank you so much! Congrats to all the winners and the wonderful blogs included here from the start. Wishing everyone all the best in 2011!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterConnie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

Thank you so much for nominating, voting and for all of your hard work with these awards!

I appreciate you exposing more folks to great Canadian blogs, especially in those areas where there are so few people writing about their experiences.

Great work!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya McGinnity

What an exciting competition and all Canadian to boot!! Congratulations to all the winners and to the tireless folks behind the competition. I consider myself very lucky to have been a nominee -- the other blogs in my category are fantastic! I look forward to the next round.

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspydergrrl

Congrats to the winners! Well done Schmutzie!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeadless Mom

i disagree with wmtc winning in the political category. first off she's an american and these awads should be for canadians. also she rarely writes your own stuff. its mostly just paste and links from the states. surely there are some real canadian progressive political blogs that could have been considered.

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermagnolia

magnolia, nominees can be Canadian-born or Canadian citizens here or abroad, and wmtc falls within those parameters, and, as far content goes, there is no demand that it be Canada-centric in any way.

Nominations for the 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards will be open later today. Please nominate more political weblogs for the category!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterschmutzie

Hey Schmutzie!

I just wanted to echo what so many others are saying here (and elsewhere).

You have handled all of this with so much professionalism and class. I have a sense of how much work went into this. It would have been easy for you to compromise but you maintained a high level of excellence at every turn.

From all of us at Life As A Human, thank you for this and for setting an example of what can be achieved when one is focused and passionate about their vision!

May 2011 be a fantastic year for you. Please never hesitate to let us know how we can be of help to you!



January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGil Namur

Just a reminder: we do have a strict comment policy to which all commenters must adhere.

If you have negative comments to make about any of the weblogs here, do not make them on this website. This is a place of celebration, and there are many other places for you to register your criticism. If you believe that a weblog contravenes the rules for nomination in theses awards, please e-mail us privately, and we will look into it outside the public comments on this website.

Thank you.

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterschmutzie

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